Life, Death, and Back | Weaving Dreams Publishing | Paranormal Suspense | November 15th, 2010
Please tell us your latest news!
My new paranormal suspense has just been released from Weaving Dreams Publishing. I'm also happy to announce that Demon Hunter was nominated for best series 2009 and that Demon Hunter: Seek and Destroy won a Most Artistic Trailer award. I'm currently working on several new projects.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Dean Koontz. His pace flows in a way that has just the perfect amount of detail without bogging down the story with unnecessary information. The stories take you on a wild ride, one of them scared the hell out of me! I'd like to duplicate that power of drawing emotion in such a way with my own writing.
Do you have a specific writing style?
All across the boards. I've been told I'm "multi-genre" which just means that I include a bit of every genre in one story. If that is what the story calls for then I will do it. I don't compromise the intention of the story I'm telling. I'm a bit of a rule breaker that way.
Do you see writing as a career?
Ever since I was eight years old I wanted to write. So not only do I see it as my chosen career but my passion as well.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I've always been fascinated with writing stories, creating worlds and characters. My interest in developing it as a career came in high school and I've been pursuing it ever since.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write what you're passionate about. Don't follow the trends because they are here today, gone tomorrow. Better to blaze your own path.
Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do?
I've been writing for a long time now. Alongside my novels I've been a freelance journalist, a copywriter, editorial director, script writer, people profiler, entertainment and health and fitness writer.
What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?
It depends on how complex the plot line is. I usually have a general idea of where I want the story to go but I have let the characters lead me astray if necessary. If the story is complex I need to make notes to keep everything organized.
Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing? If so what is it and please describe it. (Pen, Coffee Cup, Pet, Blanket, Chair)
I do have a favorite coffee cup. It's extra big so it equals about two cups at the same time. Coffee is essential!
What main genre do you write in?
Suspense / Mystery
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